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Employer Tips: Complying With the PUMP Act to Support New Mothers
1/30/24
Workplace Support, Employers

Employer Tips: Complying With the PUMP Act to Support New Mothers

Large corporations increasingly recognize the importance of family-friendly policies to attract and retain top talent. The recent U.S. legislation, the PUMP Act, is a significant step toward supporting nursing mothers in the workplace. Here, we look at the specifics of the new legislation and what steps enterprises are taking to support new mothers beyond mandates. Understanding the PUMP Act The PUMP Act, or Providing Urgent Maternal Protections, was signed into law in December 2022. Under this law, all companies must:…

Introducing International Pump and Check: A Letter from Our Founder
4/2/19
Press

Introducing International Pump and Check: A Letter from Our Founder

Dear Milk Stork Moms, Five years ago, I started Milk Stork because when it comes to business travel, I didn’t want moms to have to choose between nourishing their babies and their careers. I knew I needed to solve the annoying logistics of pumping and traveling to make life a little bit easier for breastfeeding, working, traveling moms. To date, Milk Stork has shipped over 1.8 million ounces of breast milk, we support over 400 companies, and represent over 12,000…

How to Travel While Breastfeeding, Advice from Kelley Ferro
3/18/19
Travel Tips, Family Health, Pumping & Feeding

How to Travel While Breastfeeding, Advice from Kelley Ferro

Breastfeeding and traveling actually go together quite well–when you are bringing your baby, that is. When you are traveling WITHOUT your baby and you are still a breastfeeding mama, things get complicated. That is why I wanted to share my advice for how I managed to make sure Aurora was fed, to keep my supply up, and to safely bring all my milk back home while I was traveling. Firstly, breastfeeding shouldn’t keep you from traveling. It is not easy…

A Note from YouthfulNest on Designing the Family Room @ SXSW
3/15/19
Press, Family Health, Pumping & Feeding, Current News

A Note from YouthfulNest on Designing the Family Room @ SXSW

When Milk Stork reached out to me to partner with them in designing the Milk Stork Family Room @ SXSW, I was thrilled! The Milk Stork brand is providing a much-needed service that supports motherhood in a way that could only have been realized by a woman whose own personal experience in trying to make it all work — breastfeed and travel for business — resulted in the creation of something innovative and revolutionary. This is something that I can…

Mom (and Dad) on a Mission
2/27/19
Family Health

Mom (and Dad) on a Mission

You, as a working mom, encounter unique challenges each day as you step out of your home and into the world. However, a community of driven moms who have been there and done that are here to impart wisdom gained through years of experience. In our moms on a mission series, we gather advice from women who have started companies, ran marathons, become experts and developed into better employees and employers, all because they became parents. Amy Henderson, CEO and…

Crazy Pumping Stories
2/27/19
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding

Crazy Pumping Stories

If you are one of our faithful Instagram followers, then you have been exposed to some of the crazy pumping stories we have posted over the past few months. As you can imagine, there are many more where those came from! It is insane how dedicated all you mamas are — between the places and situations you’ve found yourselves in while trying to get milk to your baby, we are in awe of you, and can’t help but continue to…

Milk Stork Named To Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019
2/20/19
Press, Pumping & Feeding, Current News

Milk Stork Named To Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019

PALO ALTO, CA (February 20, 2019) – Milk Stork, the first-ever breast milk shipping company, has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019. The list honors the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today’s volatile world. Milk Stork was recognized in the Travel category for its unparalleled commitment to breastfeeding, traveling moms, allowing them to seamlessly ship their…

Count Nursing Mamas Out for Jury Duty
2/6/19
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding, Current News

Count Nursing Mamas Out for Jury Duty

We know that adhering to your pumping schedule at work is tough, but trying to maintain a pumping schedule while on jury duty? What a nightmare! Imagine spending hours on end in a jury box while feeling increasingly swollen and/or leaky, or not having access to proper facilities – no thanks! Fortunately, states are catching on to this dilemma and have rolled out options that provide alternative solutions for nursing moms. As of 2019, at least seventeen states, along with…

New York Law Brings Changing Tables to Men’s Restrooms
2/5/19
Family Health, Current News

New York Law Brings Changing Tables to Men’s Restrooms

It’s as if dads just emerged. As of 2018, New York passed a new law that requires all men’s bathrooms to have changing tables, finally, but that was just the easy part. In 2018, a dad posted a photo of himself squatting on the bathroom floor changing his baby’s diaper. Donte Palmer began his post with, “What’s the deal with not having changing tables in men’s bathrooms as if we don’t exist!” He included a hashtag #squatforchange and his post…

Moms on a Mission: Winnie Co-Founder
1/2/19
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding, Workplace Support

Moms on a Mission: Winnie Co-Founder

You, as a working mom, encounter unique challenges each day as you step foot from your home into the world. However, a community of driven moms who have been there and done that are here to impart wisdom gained through their years of experience. In our moms on a mission series, we gather advice from women who started companies, ran marathons, became experts and have developed into better employees due to becoming parents. Sara Mauskopf, CEO and Co-Founder of Winnie…

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